Cup cakes with jelly babies.
We always think of my niece Chris as Action Girl. She has always been an enthusiastic climber, hiker, and runner - lives in
Chamonix and is
married to a mountain guide. She also
has a first-class brain - apart from the odd blonde moment which I think she
inherits from her aunt.
Having just returned from climbing with her husband in
When, would be decided nearer the time and Chris gave me her
After a hearty breakfast they walked along the coast to Minehead and loved the harbour – fascinated to see the cottages with sandbags at the ready and flood boards at the door. They had refused the offer of lunch as the hearty breakfast was more than they are used to, but by the time they had wandered past the shops and up the hill they were more than ready for gallons of tea and water, lashings of strawberries and cream and cupcakes with jelly babies.
I really enjoyed catching up with Chris and getting to know Paula – in fact I was so caught up I forgot my duties as a hostess and suddenly realised Chris was refilling the kettle for more tea. We watched a bit of tennis - with the sound off, and carried on chatting. There was some hilarious confusion as Christine’s husband is called Paul and Chris calls Pauline Paul. All too soon it was time for them to leave. They planned to walk part of the way to Watchet and then get the steam train. The next day they were off to Derbyshire where Paula lives, then Hartlepool where Christine’s mother and sister live and back on Monday to
Chris has taught me how to text,